Designing Economic Cultures is a research project that sets out to investigate the relationship between socio-economic precarity and the production of socially and politically engaged design projects.

The fundamental question the project poses is:
how can designers, who through their work want to question and challenge the prevalent economic system, gain a satisfying degree of social and economic security without having to submit themselves to the commercial pressures of the market?  Read more ›

Construction site for non-affirmative practice

Constructive Dismantling

My Castle Is Your Castle

Calculation of income poverty

The calculation of the income poverty threshold is generally based on the average national income. If your income is below 60% of the average national income, then you are considered below the poverty line.

Here a few samples of average incomes in Europe:

Germany (2007): €27,083 (60% = €16,249.8)

Italy (2008): €18,873 (60% = €11,323.8)

United Kingdom (2004-2005): £22,800 (60% = £13,680)